See Singapore at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Enjoy commentary on all the famous attractions this…
What people are saying about Chinese and Japanese Gardens
I usually do not give much about Hop-on/hop-off buses, but the one in Singapore is a clear exception. It easily connects all major sights and going on top of the bus offers a great way to catch a first glimpse of the city. Whereas the sights around the Marina Bay Area are within walking distance, a range of other places certainly is not which is where this bus comes into place. Tickets can be easily bought at several platforms, but unfortunately have to be exchanged at the central stop at Suntec City first, which is the only small drawback of this tour.
Good route. Points on route are not marked. When a person is dropped off in an area, there is no signposting that, this is stop 10 or 11, etc and on which route. There should also be sign posting at these stops to direct one to the activity or attraction that is nearby. The fare should also consider covering as additional entry fees to the most popular attractions. This would save tourists from standing in lines at all these sites. Depending on where one stays it is cumbersome to have to redeem internet ticket at main terminus only.
On our recent visit to Singapore I purchased tickets to tour Singapore City on a Hop on Hop off bus. First we went on the Red bus route which was great so after lunch we decided to take the Yellow route. After about 10 minutes into the tour the skies open up and within seconds there was torrential rain and along with many others who were sitting with us on the open top bus were soaked to the skin. It did nothing to dampen our tour and everyone thought it was hilarious. A great way to see around a city.
Sometimes we had to wait longer than expected between buses. There seemed to be a shortage of drivers too. The first driver we had was rather grumpy. Wish we had been able to validate our ticket on the bus..... we had to catch the MRT to Promenade station to validate our ticket at Suntec city. Very inconvenient! This doesn’t happen in other countries.
very friendly personnel and bus-drivers. Loudspeaker information interesting and easy to understand. The music in between was too loud and irritating to the ear. It was also difficult to find the bus-stops, not enough large signs. If you sat downstairs in the bus, you couldn't hear the information. The boat-ride was fun and entertaining.